Successful application of a PressureWire retrogradely across an ATS prosthetic aortic valve to diagnose constrictive pericarditis

Sonny Palmer, Justin A. Mariani, Andrew Newcomb, Michael B. Stokes, Andrew T. Burns

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Assessment of the left ventricular pressure measured across an aortic valve prosthesis is occasionally necessary when noninvasive imaging and Doppler echocardiographic data are inconclusive or differ from the clinical findings for specific scenarios, such as diagnosing constrictive or restrictive physiology. We present a case in which we safely and effectively replicate the previous successful application of a PressureWire in diagnosing constrictive pericarditis in a patient with a bileafltet mechanical aortic and mitral valves.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-291
Number of pages3
JournalCardiovascular Revascularization Medicine
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Constrictive pericarditis
  • Mechanical aortic valve
  • PressureWire

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